Friday, March 6, 2015

"When Two Hearts Meet" by Janelle Mowery

About the Book

Janelle Mowery (When All My Dreams Come True and When Love Gets in the Way) concludes her popular Colorado Runaway series with another adventurous story of faith, hope, and love in the Wild West.
Rachel Garrett finds that attaining her dream of becoming a nurse is fraught with peril. A deputy sheriff with a wall around his heart doesn't help matters, but when she learns why Luke Mason has barricaded his heart, her desire to heal confronts an even greater challenge. Her need of his protection from an unknown assailant might be the force that sends his wall crashing down around them.

Luke became a deputy in order to find the men who killed his father. He turns his back on God, only to run into the fiery Miss Garrett, who is a constant reminder of his lost faith. As Luke hunts for Rachel's attacker, he finds she has snared his heart. Faced with the fear of losing another loved one, he must decide whether he can learn to rely on God to save her--or run from the love both offer.

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This book was released in October 2011
This was a well loved library book that was reviewed

My Review

“When Two Hearts Meet” by Janelle Mowery is the third and final book of her 'Colorado Runaway Series' and well I have to say that the series is wrongly named for it should have been called, “Think You Know What is Going to Happen, You Haven't Seen Anything Yet” or “Think You Know Who Did It, Think Again” series. I have to say that I so thoroughly enjoyed the whole series that it was so hard to put the book down just to go to sleep, for I wanted to know what was going to happen next.

I have to say that this book is again full of action, humor, and sweet, tender romance. This book is a lot like the last two books, “When All My Dreams Come True” and “When Love Gets in the Way”, and the best part is that this book is NOTHING like the other books at the same time. When I say that this book is a lot like the prior two books it because there is the same “Who Is The Villain” game that is played in the other books, along with plenty of laughter from the humor, and even a few tears were shed. Also it seems that the heroine of this story, like the others, facing some very trying times with trouble following her. Where it is not like the others, is the whole story-line, for trouble didn't exactly follow Rachel as it did with the prior heroine's, then there is the romance and the way THAT didn't follow any reasonable path, and exactly how often people were getting hurt.

We see prior characters just briefly here and there, we meet prior very minor characters who have bigger roles, and a whole new batch of completely new characters. Nevertheless things are so intense with all that is going on in the book, I just had to keep turning the pages for I couldn't put the book down for any reason, especially since I knew it was the last book of the series. I really wished that there were more books coming, but then again that is okay for I know all good things must come to an end. I will be looking for more books by Ms. Mowery, since the library really just have this series.

As I said before, there is the game once again called, “Who Is The Villain?” that is being played for there is the hint towards one person, then another, then maybe a third and once the villain or villains are revealed it is quite a twist. I don't care about cat and mouse games like what was played in this series, but yet with this series it was done in such a way that I just loved it.

Luke Mason is a man who is determined to do his job while protecting those around town. Luke is a man who cares deeply for his family that much is seen even if he doesn't want anyone to see it. He does some issues to work on that is for sure, and maybe a little hardheaded at times, but he is not a lost cause that is for sure.

Rachel Garrett is a woman who only wants to help in anyway that she can which is why she became a nurse. Almost from the moment she stepped off the stage in town she is on the go helping others in one way or another. She works well with children and loves them as if they were her own, but then again she works well with anyone of any age. Her courage is unbelievable as well, but she doesn't take stupid chances either. She also has a seriously playful side to her as well that is seen several times throughout the book.

I was hooked the minute I picked up this book and found it so hard to put down and I hope all who read this book and series find the enjoyment that I got from it as well.

Other "Colorado Runaway" books

When All My Dreams Come True
When Love Gets in the Way